I seek to learn the Parents of George Washington Parker born November 9, 1831 in Chautaqua, County New York. Died February 18, 1905 in Rochester, Beaver County. Pennsylvanie. Little info in Chautaqua, County records. The 1970 U.S. census alternatively sites his birthplace as New Jersey.
For much of his life he was a boat captain on the Erie Canal.
The 1900 census shows his Mother was French Canadian. He was orphaned as a small boy. Both of his parents died shortly after his birth. His son Charles Parket (a glassblower) told his children and grandchildren that they were directly related to Captain John Parker hero of Lexington/Corcord. Any and all information which establishes this line would be much appreciated.
My Mother was Betty Jane Parker, one of eight children of George A. Parker (G.W's grandson).
Randall C. Root